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  • Hey guys its FuzzyTV. So throughout the year there is an abundance of mainstream holidays.

  • But what you might not know is the endless supply of the weirdest and most unusual events.

  • From Japans Bean Throwing Day to Austrias Krampus, welcome to Fuzzy Tvs 10 strangest

  • Holidays from around the world.

  • 10. Obama Day (Kenya) Ever since 2008 on November 6, citizens of

  • the poverty stricken Kenya have celebrated this national holiday. Although the nation

  • is still divided on leaders, he's actually seen as a hero of sorts and the day is to

  • signify his victory in the polls when he was elected. This is done through parties and

  • other forms of celebration.

  • 9. Haxey Hood (England) Back in the 14th century the wife of a landowner

  • had her silk hood blow away in the wing whilst travelling between Westwoodside and Haxey.

  • Apparently, several nearby workers at the local farm chased the hood which was then

  • promptly returned. Grateful and amused by the kindness these men showed, she donated

  • around 13 acres of land on the one condition that the event which just took place, would

  • be re-enacted each year. So, on January 6th in Haxey each year, a rugby scrum pushes a

  • leather tube, called a "hood," to a pub where it remains until the following year. It's

  • a little different sure butthere you have it.

  • 8. Bean Throwing Day (Japan) This celebration involves people throwing

  • beans around shrines, temples and homes. Known in Japan as Setsubun, the holiday occurs on

  • the first day of spring, usually falling on the 1st or second of February. They do this

  • to help fend off and scare away eveil spirits that may be nearby.

  • 7. Tinku Festival (Bolivia) Ritualistic combat. That's the main focus

  • of this event held in northern Bolivia. During Early May men and woman begin the event with

  • a strange style of dancing, which simulates a fight with fists flying in an aggressive

  • style. Tinku means encounter, which is spot on as then the woman then create a circle

  • around the men where they are encouraged with chanting as they fight one another. Surprisingly,

  • the main goal is to party, so they try not to injure or cause pain. It's a wonderful

  • display as they are dressed in colourful outfit, with the woman wearing hats and the men in

  • helmets.

  • 6. Magpie Festival (Chinese) Basically the variant to our Valentine 's

  • Day, this Chinese holiday is celebrated on the 7th day and 7th lunar month on the Chinese

  • calendar. The Magpie Festival involves young girls praying for a just husband, where they

  • demonstrate their domestic skills, such as melon carving and embroidery.

  • 5. The Day the Music Died In 1959 an aircraft crashed, and with it,

  • came the deaths of here well-known musical artists. Big Booper, Richie Valens and Buddy

  • Holly were all mourned by the 50s generation, and is celebrated each year on the 3rd of

  • February.

  • 4. Krampus (Austria) This is quite a well-known tradition by the

  • western world. In Austria folklore, Krampus is Saint Nicholas's sidekick. Where Santa

  • reward everyone who's been good that years with wonderful gifts, the hairy and mischievous

  • creature visits those on the naughty list. He punishes those who have one wrong, and

  • to the children whom have been particularly bad, they get taken away in a sac!!

  • 3. THE FEAST OF ANASTENARIA This celebration is held in Northern Greece

  • and Southern Bulgaria! Apparently, back in the middle ages when the Church of Saint Constantine

  • caught fire and burned, crying of the saint was heard from the idols inside. These symbols

  • were saved from the hot blaze by people who attended the church. Ever since then, the

  • feast of Saint Constantine and Saint Helena is has been held. It's a full on eight day

  • celebration on the 21st of May, with firewalking, stomping and dancing with live music. The

  • music picks up in speed and so do the dancers. Those who dance on the hot coal protests that

  • they don't feel the burning of their feet as they have been touched by Saint Constantine.

  • There is also night activities such as the sacrifice of the bull, where the hide is made

  • into sandals and the meat is cooked, then given to all the families.

  • 2. NYEPI DAY (Belinese) Nyepi day is all about retrospection and reflection.

  • During this event, all people are asked to stay quiet and remain inside their hotels.

  • Security guards actually patrol the streets to ensure people are at home contemplating

  • on what they want in life. No radios, tvs, food and talking. Well, tvs are allowed but

  • as long as it's quiet. Also known as the Silent Night, it's the Balinese take on

  • Bali's Lunar New Year tradition. The event is then followed by cleaning rituals, such

  • as exorcism or the removal of effigies.

  • 1. LA TOMATINA (Spain) A festival all about throwing tones of tomatoes

  • at each other! RightThe annual even in Bunol has the locals through tomatoes at each

  • other in a crazy food fight. Around 40,000 people take part in the event on the last

  • Wednesday of August, attracting thousands of tourists each year. Surprisingly, 150,000

  • tomatoes are thrown, that's around 45 tonnes…. Hope you brought your goggles.

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